Mar 12

Basic Info on Drop Shipping Business

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Apr 21

4 Fantastic Tips for Social Media and Digital Marketing

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Apr 19

Create and Share Torrents with Folx Torrent Program for Mac

BitTorrentFolx Torrent Program for Mac – How to Create and Share Torrents

Torrent File Creation on Mac

If you use the Internet on a daily basis, you are more than familiar with the term torrent, as you run into options “download via torrent” for sure. You will find an explanation of what torrent exactly is, what app is the best for opening torrent content, and for all Mac owners – how to upload a torrent file from Mac.

What is Torrent

Here’s the answer to your question: torrent file is a file extension for BitTorrent file format. A greatly used protocol is BitTorrent’s peer-to-peer protocol to send bigger files via the Internet without using only one server in the center. It’s most famous and special characteristic is that you download pieces of file from other users who already downloaded that same torrent file, you don’t simply try to download it from one person who shared it at the beginning, that’s why it’s faster and much more functional.

How does it all work?

While a typical download from a web server takes action, your computer will connect to the server and get the connection from it. Just like every other computer which will download that same file.

When it comes to peer-to-peer protocol, the situation somewhat differs.  Centralized server is replaced with a BitTorrent “swarm”, i.e. the download and upload data group which exchanges data amongst themselves without anyone being in the center.

When the download begins, the client shall start downloading small pieces of the file. When that certain client downloads a piece of the file, he or she can start sending (seeding) that data to others who are trying to download the file. This mechanism allows everyone to both download and upload, which is why torrents are so popular.

Glossary

Torrent tracker

A torrent tracker is a certain type of server which helps the communication amongst peers and tracking the seeds and peers who are currently a part of a swarm. This tracker maintains data regarding statistics facilitates the routing of the data from peers and downloads which are starting.

BitTorrent client

This is an app which supports operation and execution of BitTorrent protocol on a computer where it’s installed on. The aforementioned tracker instructs what to do and how to connect, while the client gets the job of getting the files to your hard drive. This is why you should find a torrent program for your Mac which is safe and trustworthy.

Folx torrent client

Folx is a gregarious Mac app that supplies its users with an easy download and upload in a few simple steps. You can prioritize downloads, adjust the download and upload speed with ease, and you can even use tags for downloads for quick search, regardless of the fact when did you download the file. You can create and upload torrent file from Mac with Folx in just a few seconds!

How To Create Your Own Torrent File on Mac

Everything depends on the quality of your torrent program for Mac. If it’s a good one, you will do this in a jiff!

One of the best, if not the best solutions is Folx. Two things are combined in this app – a regular download manager and a torrent client. You can create and upload torrent files from Mac and share them with many other peer-to-peer connection users on the Internet.

Creating a torrent file with Folx

If you already found a torrent tracker where you intend to share your content, the following is what you need to do. You don’t need to wonder anymore how to create torrent file on Mac, it’s fairly easy:

1. Open the app. Select File → Create torrent file in the main menu.

Create torrent file
2. When the dialog window opens, go and configure these:
Select Source: select the files or folders on your machine to be uploaded.

Trackers, Web seeds:

★A tracker, as we mentioned it beforehand, is a unique type of server which helps peers communicate. When you do open a torrent file via your torrent app, your computer can request the list of peers open for connection and ready to seed torrent content.
★ Web seeding permits clients to download pieces of files from an HTTP source (an Internet server) additionally to the swarm. When it happens that no peers are available to download from, the download can still proceed from the original HTTP source.
If you’re in any case using any public trackers or web seeds, you can simply add them with the + button.
File name: set the name for your future torrent file.
Save to: choose where should your new torrent file be located. If you leave it at Automatic, the file will be located at ~/Downloads/Torrent Files.
Piece size:
★The right size of pieces is a matter of balance. If the pieces are too big that they can slow the seeding down, and at the same time when the pieces are too small that can waste peers’ bandwidth on the overhead data. Average recommended number of pieces per torrent is 1000-1500, which counts to around 32 KB piece size in case of small torrents, and around 1-2 MB piece size for large torrents (2GB or bigger).
★If you’re not sure which piece size you are supposed to set, you can leave Auto option on.
Start seeding: when you enable this option, seeding will begin the moment your newly created torrent is uploaded (more so for public trackers). If the torrent should be re-downloaded for seeding, which is usually the case with trackers which use cookies or passwords, disable this option.
Start seeding
Private: when active, this option disables DHT (Distributed Hash Table) and PEX (Peer Exchange), leaving no other peer sources but the tracker itself. In this case if the tracker is offline, you will not be able to get the torrent data.
Description: provide details about your torrent. If a tracker has comments section in it, your description will surely be in there.
3. Click OK to complete the torrent creation.
4. The My uploads tag will be assigned to torrent files you just created, and besides you can always locate them via Spotlight.
5. Now open your desired torrent tracker and upload your newly formed .torrent file.
6. According to trackers rules you can now start seeding.
7. Make sure to seed long enough so that other peers get their copies and share them to the swarm. The more seeders your torrent has, the faster the download speed. When you feel that enough users got their copies, you can disconnect.

Apr 19

Top 6 Questions that will Start Your Competitor Analysis

HeatSyncProviding what customers want is the main goal of marketing. However, this alone is not sufficient to ensure success; the real challenge is to be able to meet customers’ requirements better than competitors. Following are some questions seeking answers to which will start your competitor analysis.

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Apr 17

Top 4 Tips to Choose a Web Designer to Create an Efficient Business Website

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Apr 07

7+ Fantastic Tips to Find a Perfect Domain Name

domain name tipsWhen you plan to have a website, you first think on what its name should be and obviously you want a killer domain name. More than 10,000 domains are registered every day and good domain names are becoming increasingly rare. Consider yourself fortunate for living in an age where mainstream internet is still in its teenage and only with a little effort you may be able to find plenty of good domain name variables out there. What’s challenging is to find a domain that is relevant, intuitive, memorable and, above all, available. Here are tips to help you find the perfect domain name for your precious website.

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Apr 04

Top 6 Cyber Security Tips

cyber security tipsHaving no protection against ransomware is same as walking on a road full of traffic wearing a blindfold. Malware can cause several types of damage to your business, including stealing your private and sensitive information, ability for malicious persons to deeply understand your business and using your weaknesses against you to earn profit and cause loss to you, and so on. Here are some cyber security tips with which you can stop malware attacks.

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Apr 03

Top 4 SEO Tips to Dominate Your Local Search Results

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Mar 24

Blockchain – A Revolutionary Technology Proving Superior to Bitcoin

Anonymous Currency using blockchain technologyIn 2009 an anonymous person shook up the fiscal world by forming a tech-based unregulated currency. That very currency was further developed with another ground-breaking technology which has now been in the limelight for its usage apart from trading unregulated online money and has been a hot topic among business and financial executives lately. It’s interesting to see what both these technologies provide their users and what the future for each is.

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Mar 16

Who Needs a Data Protection Officer?

data protection officer dpoIn about 16 months, the new European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is going to be enforced with the aim to harmonize the current data protection laws all across the European Union. If you would like to avoid massive fines the regulators will be able to impose, it would be wise to hire a data protection officer (DPO). DPO is mandated by GDPR with the formal responsibilities of presiding over “privacy by design”, operational resources, planning and strategy development. What exactly does it mean and who actually needs a DPO? Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Basic Info on Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

cdnWhether you’re aware of it or not, you interact with Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) every day; when you shop online, read online articles, watch videos on YouTube or use social media. Basically, a content delivery network is a network or a system of servers which delivers different web content to you based on your geographic locations, the origin of content delivery server and the webpage. We’ve asked guys from JodiHost to tell us more about CDN and here’s what we have found out! Read the rest of this entry »

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